Something happens, a rock is thrown into our pond, causing ripples. Then it happens again. And again. Our thought patterns are ripples upon ripples.
We can react to each rock that is thrown in or we can instead just observe it.
How much of our stress and anxiety is really just caused by something we think is going to be the end of the world for us?
Everything we do is related to avoiding that stress. Instead of avoiding the discomfort, we can choose to lean into it.